Low collection rates and lack of design for recycling are amongst the reasons behind the low recycling rate of 31% for flexible polyethylene films in Europe, according to Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE).
United States President Donald Trump’s announcement, 10 May, to slap 25% additional tariffs on plastics exports to China could increase opportunities for European plastics exporters, experts have told Plastics News Europe.
Should it be much more difficult to export low quality recycled scrap plastic around the world, if there are serious doubts about whether it can be handled in an environmentally sound way in the country it is bound for?
Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2019 (PRSE 2019) opened in Amsterdam this morning where European Commissioner Kestutis Sadauskas gave his full support to efforts carried out in making plastics circular.
Plastic straws, balloons, bottle caps, bags – we've all become familiar with the images of marine debris and the beaches strewn with plastic waste that has washed up on shore. But what about fishing nets?